Westerly, RI 02891 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02891: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Westerly, RI 02891

Not Acceptable, USPS
Misquamicut, RI 02891
Watch Hill, RI 02891

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,187
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,195
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 612
  • County: Washington County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.362, Longitude -71.796
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Westerly, RI 02891 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 21,418
Population in Households 21,103
Population in Familes 16,415
Population in Group Qrtrs 315
Population Density1 819
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 9,304
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 5,797
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,178 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,004 (49.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,300 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,874 (23.6%)
Median Home Value $308,406
Average Home Value $371,586


Median Household Income $61,495
Average Household Income $83,813
Per Capita Income $36,666
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.2% 0.1%
Households 0.37% 0.2%
Families 0.44% 0.25%
Median Household Income   3.29%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Westerly, RI 02891 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02891 to the other 79 ZIP Codes in Rhode Island by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 21 75th
Population Density1 # 43 47th
Diversity Index2 # 31 61st
Median Household Income # 53 34th
Per Capita Income # 39 52nd

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